Hmm, I've read that there isn't much difference between ATA133 and ATA100. I've also experienced both, one with several Maxtor drives and the other with a couple Western Digital drives. I must say, the transfer rates, at least in Windows, rarely reach maximum speed, therefore the ATA133 shouldn't be much of a selling point for the Maxtor. Just my opinion, of course, not trying to start a heated, lengthy debate.
In regards to this thread's topic, I do like the 8MB cache over the 2MB. It does increase the drive's speed, not in terms of transfer rate, but in terms of how much it stores in its buffered memory. You don't *need* 8MB, but it's a nice touch.
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